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Butler County Community College's Mgggzine
OR. JACOUtllNl VII III
Congratulations, we've made it through another semester which means we're halfway finished. It may not seem like a
big deal to some, but to others this is a huge step.
Some of you came to Butler straight out of high school while others decided to take some time off. Occasionally, sai
time off becomes a lot longer than people expect. I know this because I had taken a five year break and hadn't expected t
make it to college. Apparently that changed and I am able to sit here and write about how scary coming back to school
Yes, I realize coming to college is scary for most people, but those of you who come straight out of high school have
peers from the same school or at least people from the same age group to hang out with. Fortunately for me, I'm not quit
out of this age group so it wasn't very hard to fit in.
The people I want to bring recognition to are the older individuals, laid-off or not, who are coming to Butler to change
careers. It was scary enough coming back after five years, let alone 25.
So here's to you folks who are persevering and getting a new handle on life... Salute!
About the Author - Matt Hahn is a
Wichita sophomore who enjoys writing
for the Grizzly Magazine as well as
teaching Tae Kwon Do. Hahn hopes to
pursue a degree at Wichita State
University following his time at Butler.
Shortly after our last issue, we were informed about an error in our astronomy article.
We had said the beginning of the semester was the only time Mars would be visible.
During about a three-week period Mars was closer than it had been in thousands of
years. You would not have needed near the amount of magnification normally needed to see
To the individual who caught this mistake... Thank you and keep reading.
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More to Life Than This
M^tb Enrichment Center
Pbf Tbeta Kappa
Catering for Butler
Hey what about Sophisticated Men^
Getting to Know Dr. Vietti
A Fit Bloke... Liam Wyatt
A Stroll Across Campus
Reconstruction at Butler of Anctover
The Simple Bear Necessities of Life
Getting More at EcJuCare
History of Butler Athletes
A Look at the Year So Far
Butler County Community College
901 S. Haverhill Road
Building 100, Room 104
El Dorado, Kansas 67042
Front Cover Art By Shila Young
Back Cover Art By Matt Hahn
(Cover Features Dr. Vietti, Butler's President)
Art Contest - Here's your chance to show off your artistic ability.
The Grizzly Magazine is holding an art contest for the cover of
the next issue. If you have a design you would like to submit,
then drop it by the Grizzly Magazine, Room 104, in the 100
building. Deadline is Feb. 19, 2004.
The winner will be featured on the next issue.
Rules: Nothing derogatory, rude, promiscuous or vulgar. Please
include your name and phone number on the back of submission
piece. Winner will be chosen solely by design and the Grizzly
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Red, Yellow, Black and
White, they are precious in
HlS Sight. All these photos were
taken on mission trips I have been on
to Texas and Canada. On these
mission trips we had vacation Bible
schools for the kids. These
precious faces make spreading God's
love and hope worth it to me.
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By Carissa Shaffer
I'm sure that many of
you know the basics of what
Jesus Christ did for us and
what he's all about. He was
sent to Earth by God to spread
the word of the gospel and to
do good and died for us on the
cross for our sins so that we
may have a better life in heav-
So that's all there is to
it right? So we can just go on
and live our lives however we
want because Jesus already
paid for our sins so we are all
bound for heaven.
It's Heaven or Bust
baby. . .all the way! Well, it's
not exactly THAT easy, but
don't we wish it was.
A lot of us tend to take
all of that for granted like it is
really no big deal to our lives.
Others just plain of ignore the
Until you have lived the
Christian life and have had an
intimate relationship with Christ
you can never fully understand it
all. I was fortunate enough to
grow up in a Christian home,
which I took for granted. It
literally took several years for me
to really get what it was all about.
We don't understand a lot
of things that happen in our lives
and often ask why, why, why!? I
know that I do. We say life's not
fair, which it may not be, but do
we have any other choice?
We have to deal with the
many trials that come along in
our life and make the best of
them in order to experience any
kind of happiness in this life on
Just as when you are dealt
a deck of cards in a game, you
have no other choice than to work
with what you have unless you
cheat but does that really get you
Plus I would rather have
the satisfaction in knowing that I
made the best of what I had. This
is my whole motto to life: make
the best of it.
I have a lot of friends who
are going through a lot of
things... awful things.
Some of these include
rape, death, depression, suicidal
thoughts and attempts,
pre-marital pregnancies, cancer
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Having a Purpose
and struggles with drugs and
alcohol. This makes me so sad.
Of course there are
consequences to our actions, but
other things that happen in life can
not be helped nor stopped. So,
we have two choices: keep it all
inside and do nothing or seek help,
whether it be family, friends or
However, I believe nothing
can truly be helped without God.
No matter what I am going
through (even though I might not
be doing everything I need to be
doing to live Christ-like) I always
turn to God and give my problems
up to Him.
I know some people feel as
though they can't turn to God
because they feel like they have
messed up one too many times.
But it says in the Bible that if you
were to sin seven times in a day
yet repent seven times in a day He
will forgive you no matter what!
But of course you have to
mean it. God knows we aren't
perfect, we are human and are
bound to make mistakes. God
wants you to turn to Him no matter
what. He loves to reach out and
Some of you may have
heard that God has his own
perfect timing. His timing may
not always go according to ours,
which frustrates us. However,
Father knows best!
In my life I have seen that
when I am patient and persistent in
prayer that God will answer my
prayers one way or another,
whatever is in our best interest.
When we obey God and
His will for our lives, life goes a
little more smoothly.
When we go off and do
our own thing, life gets a little
rough. Those are the times God
tries to get our attention to get us
back on the right path. There are
many verses in the Bible on
Most of the time, the
correlations are good with
obedience and bad with
disobedience. For example, in
the story of Job, Satan took away
all Job had, his land, his family
and his health.
However, because he was
faithful and obedient to God,
God delivered him from his
troubles and restored all that was
taken away and gave him twice
as much as he had before.
On the contrary, Jonah
was swallowed by a whale for his
disobedience. We may have
heard these stories but may not
have applied them to our lives. I
would rather live in obedience as
Job than to endure a big wake up
call like Jonah.
When you are faced with
something you really want, you
tend to work hard to get it, if it's
that important to you.
When you purchase a
nice car you have to work hard to
save the money, you can't just go
out, find one and take it. That's
just how life goes.
This is my explanation
for living for God. Our purpose
for living is to die. Sound
strange? It's true. We are
working for heaven. We can't
just get it.
This is only our
temporary home, in which we are
to serve God. Our real home is
in Heaven, which I know will
be a whole lot better than this.
But, we have to work for it. I
don't think people think of it
like that necessarily.
Life may be kind of
hard for some of you out
there, so the fact there is more
to life than this should excite
people! I challenge you.
Rather than doing things your
own way because "you only
live once," to live your life
with a purpose.
Things in this life are
just temporary and not worth
it. No one knows the number
of their days. I've lost several
friends at a young age.
I want to "go out"
being satisfied with the things
I've done in my life. I want to
live "happily ever after" in
Heaven, instead of the pain
and fear of living in Hell for
I know this might be a
bit much, but it is only the
truth that I want to share with
you. Even if you feel like no
one cares, I care.
I might not know you,
but I've always wanted
happiness and the best for
everyone. All you have to do
now is find it for yourself.
God cares more than I
ever could because He created
us, He is our father and we are
His children. Go to God, He
Feel lost? Do you want to find a
purpose for your life? You don't
have to look far, the Bible holds all
of the answers. Also try reading
"Purpose Driven Life" by Rick
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I'm lovin' this! This is
one of many posters
found in the MEC as
you walk in.
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It is Monday night. The current
time is 12:30 a.m. You are complet-
ing math homework which is not
going too well, but you know you
need the assignment to pass this
class. Class starts at 9:30 a.m. later
this day. You do not understand
what the math instructor said in
class though you have called every-
one you can think of. Still nothing.
"Urggggh" you scream.
Algebra, trigonometry, physics
and chemistry are just a few sub-
jects which do not come easily to
some people. These are subjects
which have a tendency to create a
few headaches once in a while
throughout the semester.
From the outside in. This is
the gateway to the MEC inside the
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Butler County Community
College understands that not every-
one comprehends what goes on in
all the different classes. They often
need outside help. About ten years
ago, the Math Enrichment Center
(MEC) was opened at the El Dorado
campus, located in the 1500 build-
ing in room 205. Currently, the
MEC has five math tutors and four
teachers who volunteer time to help
students mainly with mathematical
problems. The MEC has a schedule
put up every semester of the times
the tutors are available.
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Calculus 101. Math tutors Tim *,
King and Ryan Loucks from
Wichita assisting Michael
McDougald from Wichita with his *
; homework in the MEC.
The MEC was first located in the Center for
Independent Study (CIS) then moved into room
210 in the 1500 building as the Math Lab before
being relocated to the room it is currently
situated in. The reason behind the MEC was to
have a specific place for students to receive help
with mathematics. Butler wanted the room to be
close to math in-
structors as well as
provides free walk-
in tutoring. Other
for students at
the MEC are
for check out, and
instructor in charge
of the MEC, says,
instructor's view I
feel that the Math Enrichment Center is a great
place to get help if needed. I have seen students
who struggled with a concept or method gain
confidence in their abilities after receiving help.
This confidence then carries over into the class-
room on assignments, exams, projects etc. Help
is available to the student willing to seek it."
The number of students entering the MEC
has steadily increased over the years, according
to Bethany Chandler, math instructor. In the fall
of 2003, Butler opened another Math
Enrichment Center on the campus in Andover.
Located in the newly opened 5000 building in
room 5100, the room serves the same purpose
of being a guild to students to get help in
mathematical classes. The
instructor in charge is
Larry Friesen, head
math instructor, says,
"Students often find it
difficult to get help from
instructors and have an
easier time studying with
tutors who are their peers.
"The Math Enrichment
Center is always available
I for students to use
especially for student
athletes who tend to have
Truth Unfold. This is a poster
is to the world today.
very busy schedules with
illustrating how important math dags m ±Q moming and
training in the afternoon."
Ryan Loucks, math
tutor, says, 'Tutoring has value beyond mone-
tary. It gives the individual the confidence to
interact with others, and to appreciate the chal-
lenges faced with our education system. In my
honest opinion it is worthwile being a tutor. It
has given me stronger aptitude and drive to
reach my potential and beyond."
Mathematics made easy.
Math instructor Tim King
helps Michael McDougald
with his math assignment.
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To the left: Michael
McDougald from Wichita
receiving help from Tim
King from Haysville and
obtaining assistance from «
Middle: Poster that hangs on the
twall in the MEC.
Belo\A/:Tony Olson, non-traditional
student, studying in the MEC.
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The Alpha Phi Alpha Unapt vv
By Michelle Avis
The largest and most prestigious honor
society for two-year colleges, Phi Theta
Kappa, has existed since 1918 to provide
scholarship, leadership and fellowship activi-
ties to those invited to join.
Here at Butler, Alpha Phi Alpha chapter
members participate in events such as leader-
ship conferences, blood drives, benefits and
even a Fall Festival with Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Butler County.
The chapter's service project for December
is a gift drive for Victory in the Valley, an
organization that helps cancer patients and
their families. Drop boxes placed at the 400
and 5000 buildings in Andover and the 1500
building in El Dorado from Dec. 1-12 will
help the group provide holiday gifts for all
members of the cancer patients' families.
Advisers Susan Forrest and John
Jenkinson encourage students to find out more
about Phi Theta Kappa by attending PTK-
sponsored events or contacting an adviser or
PTK officer for more information. Society
inductions only occur once per semester, so
prospective members need to apply early.
According to PTK.org, to be selected to
apply, students must:
> be enrolled in a regionally accredited institu-
tion offering an associate degree program;
> have a grade point average of 3.5; and
> be an American citizen.
While students must have completed at least
1 2 credit hours leading to a degree program,
part-time students may be eligible.
Some benefits of membership include:
> Ability to apply for more than $35 million in
PTK-exclusive transfer scholarships.
> Eligibility for nomination by the college for
the All-USA Academic Team competition.
> Eligibility to apply for several internally
funded scholarship programs including the
Leaders of Promise (for the associate's degree)
and the Guistwhite Scholarship (for
completion of baccalaureate degree).
> Automatic nomination for the National
Dean's List, a publication of America's most
outstanding college students.
> Members may submit manuscripts to Nota
Bene, the Society's honors anthology.
> All members receive the Golden Key mem-
bership pin, wallet-size identification card and
the Certificate of Membership.
> Members of Phi Theta Kappa may affix the
Society's Gold Diploma Seal, denoting Society
membership, to their two-year college diploma
and have their membership in the international
honor society noted on their
transcript, contingent on their college's policy.
> Members of Phi Theta Kappa may purchase
the Society's golden monogrammed honors
stole and tassel to wear at college
Butler County Community College does
support PTK members by allowing the stoles
to be worn at graduation. But aside from the
scholarships and recognition, PTK provides
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P/]/ Theta Kappa Alpha Phi Alpha Chapter in action! 1. Members of several chapters of Phi Theta Kappa participate
in the Grizzly Adventures Challenge Course during Regional Leadership Conference September 19-20.
2. Michael Storey, the International Vice President of Division 111, and group leader Brandon Marsh leap onto the trapeze during the
3. Chapter President Leslie Londeen leads a cheer at a member meeting.
4. Peter Ninemire from "Families Against Mandatory Minimums," an organization which opposes mandatory minimum sentencing for
drug possession, shared his story and perspective at the Nov. 18 "Heads Vs. Feds: The Great Debate" Satellite Seminar.
5. The Kansas and Oklahoma/Arkansas Regional Officers at International Honors Institute this past summer. The Kansas officers are:
Standing third person from left - Heather Taylor from Hutchinson, Bryan Burks from Highland, Brandon Marsh from Butler, Jesse
Logan from Coffeyville.
6. Brandon Marsh, Leslie Londeen and Nicki Scheid in a friendly competition at All-Star Sports.
7. Kids (and grownups) play games at the Fall Festival.
8. Jan Mead-Moehring and Nicki Scheid finish the 5K Race for the Cure fundraiser.
9. Members of Melissa Elliott's class, Fadila Meird, Shawna Duff Melissa Elliott, instructor Melissa Elliott, Sally Smith, Jessie Smith
and Kaylee Perkins (on cot) show off their bandages after giving blood at the Phi Theta Kappa sponsored American Red Cross Blood
Drive on Oct. 15.
10. Adviser John Jenkinson gets his face painted by Michelle Coldiron as part of fundraising efforts for Wichitan Marye Raux's lung
transplant fund. PTK raised approximately $300 in an event that raised a total of over $2,000.
11. Jenkinson performed with a band to provide entertainment throughout the afternoon of the fundraiser.
(Photos and caption information courtesy of PTK adviser Susan Forrest.)
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Bon Appetite. This was the final
result from the kitchen of 6WDS.
Cook away. Four hours later,
prime beef will be ready for
Sneak Peek. Hours later, the prime
beef is close to being ready.
Great Western Dining
Services (GWDS) is a company
which has been contracted by
Butler to cater events for over ten
years now. Their services range
from light snacks for receptions
to buffets, and also serving a
three course meal. GWDS is a
company based in Tipton, Mo.
but it also has a departmental
office in Newman. In the early
years of Great Western Dining
Services, Butler became the
second account to sign on and
now is the biggest contractor in
The preparation process to
cater for a meal can be compared
to a theater production which is
divided into two sections: the
front of the house and back of
the house. The process starts at
the back house which consists of
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salad which was prepared to feed
over 125 people.
the kitchen where the food is
prepared. It is finishes in the
front house where the food is
served and presented to the
from the hack lo the from
This is the beginning of the
cuisine creation. I had the privi-
lege of working with GWDS as
they catered one of Butler's larg-
er functions. They catered about
150 people and it was held in the
From the back of the house to
the front was an interesting
experience as I got to see a vari-
ety of emotions come and go
throughout the day. One thing
needed in this type of job is a
good dose of patience.
The prime beef was put into
Ready, Steady, Eat. E id potatoes and
cooked green beans set out, right before
they were to be put onto the plate.
Transformation action. The makeover of 1
Kansas Room in the 1500 building from dul
and empty to dynamic and vibrant.
Stage 1. The placement of napkins.
Stage 2. flowers stimulates
life into the room.
the oven about 12 p.m. to be ready to be served at
7 in the evening. It took most of the afternoon to be fully pre-
pared. Baked potatoes were prepared the day before as they
first were boiled, then cut in half. The interior was scooped out
to make the filling, then re-baked until they were golden
brown. Apple caramel pie was made for dessert.
As the day drew closer to 7 p.m., tables were set out ready
to be decorated with silverware. This started with the place-
ment of napkins, salt and pepper shakers, followed by the
dessert positioned above the fork. One glass of iced tea and
one glass of water were placed above the knife and spoon. The
last item in the decorum of the table was the salad, which was
located in the center.
As the guests arrived to the function, the staff of the GWDS
formed an assembly line in the final production of the meal.
The plated started with Tina Harris, who placed the green
beans onto the plate which was passed to Chris Heck who set
the potatoes. Kris Pittman placed the rolls before I set the
prime beef which Head Chef Andrew Menze had cut. The final
garnish was placed by Marc Hedges before the plate was
placed on the table.
This was a team effort to prepare 140 plates within 30 min-
utes to be placed on the table. GWDS is always ready to cater
functions. Just call the office at 316-322-3195.
Staff of GWDS. This is part of the
daytime staff employed by GWDS.
Stage 3. Condiments are added as time is
Stage 4. Silverware was accompanied by
dessert as preparations are underway.
Start digging in.
This was the the
view guests came to
as they were seated
during this function.
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Top Ccnt&r - Towanda freshman, Matt Whiteside, center,
rehearses with John Scherling, Music Appreciation Instructor,
and Adam Jensen, Circle freshman, for the Sophisticated
Ladies, upcoming performance.
Left and right Center - Whiteside works on his
rehearsal piece for the group s next performance.
Left - The band checks their music as they begin their next
You've heard of Sophisticated Ladies but what about the
sophisticated men? That's right, as of right now there are
three guys and 16 girls.
Matt Whiteside is one of the three male performers in the
Sophisticated Ladies group on campus.
You might be asking yourself how Whiteside landed at
Buter. Whiteside was actually recruited by Deanne
Zogelman, the head choreographer of the Sophisticated
"Zogelman choreographed my choir group in high school
and she actually saw me play and asked me if I wanted to
come to Butler," Whiteside says.
As well as performing in the choir and the Sophisticated
Ladies, Whiteside also sings in his church choir.
Whiteside intends to continue his education at Kansas
State University with a major in architecture.
When asked why he chose Butler, Whiteside says, "I was
able to get a scholarship for something that I enjoy doing."
Sophisticated Lady Jamie Buster, Madison, sophomore,
says, "He's a big cuddly teddy bear in a goofball type of
Whiteside says his talent came from a lot of hard work
Buster says, "I didn't know he could play the drums and
sing so well until I actually heard him for myself."
What is the reaction Whiteside gets when he tells people
he is part of the Sophisticated Ladies on campus?
Whiteside says, "They usually have a look of astonish-
ment on their face."
While Whiteside does get the occasional looks or ques-
tions of why he is part of this group, he doesn't allow it to
bother or keep him from doing the best job he can
while performing. His head is always in the perform-
ance and he gives 1 10 percent whenever needed.
Whiteside says, "I don't know if I see myself going
anywhere with my music. I want to be an architect
and that is my main goal right now."
Sophisticated Ladies Performances -
March - 5 at 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Theater.
March - 6 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Theater.
April - 30 at 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Theater.
May - 1 at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts
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Butler students grappled
with the four-year
Welcome to Butler County Community College.
You are an incoming freshman with the intent of
receiving a bachelor's degree somewhere down the
line. Do you already know where you're going for that
bachelor's degree? Some students do, others do not.
Many Butler students think of Kansas State
University, University of Kansas, Emporia State
University or Wichita State University. There are four
major questions that most transfer students ask: What
are the basic admissions requirements for me as a
transfer student, how will my classes at Butler transfer
up to the four-year university, how much more am I
going to have to spend to attend and what types of
transfer scholarships am I eligible for?
Probably the easiest of those questions to answer
is the basic admissions policy for the transfer student.
It is the same with all the universities listed here. If a
Kansas student transfers to any of these institutions
with 24+ hours they must have a Grade Point Average
(GPA) of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale and have all their high-
er education transcripts submitted to their four-year
school of choice.
However, some specific departments at Kansas
State University and Wichita State University have
higher minimum required GPA admissions. For exam-
ple, at Kansas State University, anyone interested in
the business administration area needs a 2.30 GPA
and in the engineering department a 2.75 GPA is
needed. Wichita State University's business depart-
ment asks for a 2.25 GPA, the general education sec-
tor calls for a 2.50, while the teacher education
department requires a 2.75 GPA.
Not everyone does transfer with 24+ credit hours.
Those with 23 or lower credit hours will not only have
to meet the transfer criteria, but also the freshman cri-
teria. This includes submission of all high school and
college transcripts, ACT or SAT test scores and meet-
ing one of the three following criteria: composite
bo You Know Oil?
This individual knew and
is obtaining more informa-
tion about OU , or Ottawa
University, located near
Kansas City, Kan. Ottawa
University was one of the
23 private universities that
made the trip down to El
score of 21+ on the ACT or 980 on the SAT, rank in
the top third of your graduating class, or successful
completion of pre-college curriculum with 2.00 or
The next easiest question to answer is the one con-
cerning the cost of attendance at each of these univer-
sities. There are four major divisions of costs: tuition
and fees, books and supplies, room and board and
personal expenses. The last three are subject to varia-
tion due to the person and the choices they make.
However, as a transfer student, just as a first-time
student, there are scholarships available so that not all
the expenses will have to be paid out of the students'
pockets. Many of the sole transfer scholarships
depend on two things: cumulative GPA from all the
previous college work done and a membership of Phi
Theta Kappa, international honor society of two-year
schools. Following is a summary of estimated expens-
es per semester and scholarships
Kansas State University
Tuition per credit hour: $106
Average semester fees: $1533-
Room and board per semester:
A Potential "Powercaf
This young lady has an interest
in the "purple powercat" col-
lege, Kansas State University. A
transfer grade of "D " will
transfer to K-State, but may
have to be retaken depending
on the major entering.
Kansas 's community college
Phi Theta Kappa scholarship
*A11-Kansas Academic Team
*cumulative GPA 3.75
non-traditional student scholarships
descendent of someone involved with military
For more information check out the website:
University of Kansas
Tuition per credit hour: $117.55 to $156.05
Average semester fees: $287
Housing: $555.00 rent +$150 deposit +utilities per
month to $3898 per year with meal plan (between
Kansas' community college scholarship
Phi Theta Kappa scholarships
*A11-State Academic Team
Jayhawk transfer scholarship
For more information check out the website:
Emporia State University
Semester Tuition and Fees: $1388
Semester Books and Supplies: $375
Semester Room and Board: $2111
Transfer presidential academic awards
*Cumulative GPA 3.75-4.00; 3.74-3.5; 3.49-3.25;
Phi Theta Kappa
*A11 USA academics
Join the Swarm
Emporia State University 's representative works on
adding some more hornets (ESU's mascot) to the nest.
These were some of the local high school students vis-
iting Butler on Oct. 29. The representative handed
Butler s transfer students a transfer equivalency list
for the courses at ESU.
Talent Awards in following areas:
*Debate or Theatre
For more information, check out the website:
Wichita State University
Tuition per credit hour: $1 15.75+$17.00 fee
Semester Fees: $2060.50 to $2104.50
Semester Housing: Semi-private room with basic
meal plan: $2210
Phi Theta Kappa
Council of University Women scholarships
WSU Dames scholarship
For more information, check out the website:
The most difficult question to answer is how
Butler's work transfers up to the university of choice.
There are transfer links within most of these schools'
websites, which provide a rough estimate of how
courses transfer, but the best bet is to submit your
transcripts up to the universities' admissions depart-
ments for an official analysis.
Swamped "WSU -shock"
Wichita State University's
(Shockers) representative is over-
whelmed by students interested in
WSU. Not only was he dealing with
transfer students' questions, but also
local high school students' queries
from those who attended the college
and career planning conference held
at Butler on Oct. 29.
Story a net Photos by Josie Bartel
(Information was found on each schools' web-
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Ask not what your school can do for you but
what you can do for your school! O.K., so that's not
exactly what John Kennedy said, but, in her eight
years at Butler, there is not much Dr. Jacqueline
Vietti has not done for the school.
The idea for this article became more clear when
I found that some fresh-
men did not know who
the president was.
In the fall of 1995,
Dr. Jacqueline Vietti
became Butler County
president and has contin-
ued to serve Butler for
the past eight years. But
although Vietti has
served Butler faithfully,
she does have a life out-
side of campus walls.
Dr. Vietti has raised
five children, ranging in age from 15 to 32, with the
youngest now in high school.
While she has had an amazing impact on Butler,
she has dealt with her fair share of turmoils in her
At the age of 1 0, Vietti lost her father and then
lost her mother at the age of 26. While the loss of
parents can be difficult in itself, Vietti still had
another obstacle to overcome.
About 1 2 years ago Dr. Vietti was diagnosed
with breast cancer. While this was devastating,
Vietti was not going to let it get the best of her.
Going through chemo and surgery, she has now
been cancer free for about 10 years. Vietti now puts
her time in helping others understand that cancer is
no longer the death sentence it once was.
One way Dr. Vietti keeps control is to go in for
checkups regularly and while Vietti said she would
never do it herself, she has made a request for her
contract at Butler.
Dr. Vietti is evaluated as well as all employees at
Butler. However, to ensure that she continues with
her checkups, she has had the administration state in
her contract that she must continue with her check-
ups while she is employed at Butler.
Dr. Vietti is also very active with extracurricular
activities at Butler. Such organizations as Phi Theta
Kappa and the Grizzly Ambassadors are
just some of the extras she devotes her
Dr. Vietti says, "I try to connect
with students as often as I can."
Although her path has not come
easy, Dr. Vietti has always looked at
the positive instead of the negative.
Even though life's obstacles were
challenging enough, Vietti was also
trying to finish school.
After receiving her degrees from
Pittsburg State as well as K-State,
Vietti still had her doctorate to com-
plete. In between earning her teaching
degree and her doctorate, Dr. Vietti decided to take a
break, which turned out to be an even longer break
than she planned.
Vietti says, "My husband told me one day that I
wasn't going to finish and that made me more deter-
mined than ever. The best way to get me to do some-
thing is to tell me I won't."
Although she suspects it was a tactic to get her
motivated, to this day her husband still won't admit
he was helping her.
Dr. Vietti has struggled to get to this point in her
life and her advice to anyone who is looking to go to
school or possibly take a break from school is...
"Never give up. If you decide to take a break
that's fine but set a goal for yourself of when you
will return, otherwise you may never finish what
you have started. That's the best advice I could give
GettX^^t^know Df*. VCettO
Answering those tough ques-
tions - Dr. Vietti ponders a question
before giving a straightforward answer.
Getting the Scoop - Shila Young talks to Dr. Vietti in
her office to try and introduce her better to the students.
Dr. Vietti's door is always open to students. However, you
may want to make sure she will be in her office before
Strike a Pose - Dr. Vietti sits at her desk while
the magazine staff gets a couple of shots in her
everyday setting. When you don't catch her run-
ning all over campus, you will find her in the office
hard at work.
Story By Shila Young
Photos By C3H553 Sbaffer
A Fit Bloke....
A Fit Bloke. . .Liam Wyatt shows his
basketball look before the game. Although
he can 't play, he s still competitive like the
For the past few years, Butler County
Community College's international student
exchange program has significantly expand-
ed. Currently, it has one of the largest foreign
exchange programs in Kansas among com-
munity colleges. This year, the El Dorado
campus is home to Liam Wyatt, a sophomore
from Poole, England.
Wyatt is like many. He enjoys going out,
having fun and just living life overall to the
fullest he possibly can for being thousands of
miles away from what he would call home.
He loves to shoot around on the basketball
court, go out with friends, spend time with
his "mom," work out in the weight room and
listen to music.
When Wyatt was asked, "What do you
enjoy about America?" he answered in a
basic way. He explains that he enjoys the
music, cars, females and basketball. Unlike
most Kansans, he loves the weather because
it varies greatly throughout the year.
"In England, we do not have hurricanes,
tornadoes or earthquakes. The temperature
rarely rises above 70 degrees," Wyatt says.
He seems to live a pretty busy college
life. He is a resident assistant in the East
Halls, on the student senate, plays basketball,
and also finds time to do homework while
being a full-time student.
After talking awhile to Wyatt, there were
numerous differences between England and
America that were brought to light. Here in
America, Wyatt mentioned that people are a
lot more open and greet others, while people
in England stay to themselves more often. For
example, a stranger on the street here will say
"Hello, how are you?" and we would reply "I
am great, how are you?" However, in
England, if you were to say that to a total
stranger, they would look at you as if they did
not hear a word you said, according to Wyatt.
"I love the bigger cars here too. You guys
have SUVs and V8s. Only the really rich peo-
ple have SUVs in England, and they are very
rare there, too. We do not have V8s there at
all. Petrol (gas) is more expensive back home,
so our cars have much smaller engines.
Union Jack.. .Liam Wyatt in front of the British
flag, the "Union Jack."
Never Forgetting His
RootS. . .Liam Wyatt shows off his
pride for the United Kingdom.
"Something else that is real-
ly great is that food expenses
are much cheaper here than
what they are in England. The
academics are much easier here
than there, too. Over in
England they drive on the
opposite side of the road, so it
was a huge change when I
came over to America and
started to drive here. The
clothes here are much sportier
and much more into the hip-
hop style rather than over in
England. People have a smart
type of dress such as slacks for
their casual clothes."
When questioned if he
would ever permanently live in
the United States, and why, he
says, "Yes I would, but not in
Kansas, sorry! I stayed in
Philly for a bit, I think I could
live there. I'd live here only for
basketball, or if I met the girl
of my dreams."
Looking back to when
Wyatt mentioned that he would
only live here for basketball, he
Hurry Please. . .Ona cold,
windy day, Liam Wyatt takes time to
show off his "Liam UK" car.
Photos gnd Story
by: Meggn Giles
Laker Fan. . .Liam Wyatt sup-
ports the Los Angeles Lakers.
then said what made him come
"Basketball really. If it was-
n't for basketball, I probably
wouldn't be here. I went to
Philly to play baksetball and
that's when I decided I wanted
to study in America. The facili-
ty in coaching is on a totally
different level. Basketball is
the fifth or sixth most popular
sport in England."
What does he enjoy about
Butler? "I like basketball, that
is the main reason I'm here. I
like the dorms because you
have so many friends.
Everybody knows everybody."
Story and photos by Jennifer Chrapkowski
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Nixon Library and is the center for student services.
Bottom right- Grizwald Gruffy the Grizzly, a sculpture designed by a Butler welding
student, Ken Snyder, in 1984, was presented to the Student Senate and Grizzly
Ambassadors on April 29, 2001, according the plaque on a sculpture. It's located outside
the 200 building.
Bottom left- The Erman B. White art gallery is located in the 700 building and con-
tains artwork that is displayed daily.
Below - Walbourn Administration Center is where President Jackie Vietti's office is
located, as well as her colleagues'. She is the first female president at Butler.
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600 building- The Hubbard Center was built in 1967
and modified in 1990. This is the center for Student
Services. The Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid,
Counseling and Advising and Work-Based Learning
offices are all located inside. The second floor is the
Nixon Library, containing in excess of 40,000 vol-
umes. The Marten Computer Lab is located inside the
900 building- Walbourn Administration building,
built in 1967. The president's office is located inside.
The Vice President of Academic Affairs, Human
Resources and the Vice President for Finances also
have their offices there.
EduCare Center- Opened in 1996, this is a modern
facility to care for children of students, faculty, staff
and community. It's also a teaching lab for students in
the Early Childhood program.
1000 building- The Student Union has conference
rooms; a snack bar, Bear Necessities, cafeteria and
bookstore. This was built in 1967 and remodeled in
100 building- The Grizzly magazine and Lantern
newspaper as well as the radio station and TV
department are all here. The Marketing department
office is here as well. This was built in 1981.
700 building- This is the Fine Arts building, home to
the theatre and the Erman B. White Art Gallery.
Dance and music studios occupy the rest of the build-
ing. It was built in 1967 and modified in 1992.
1500 building- This is the Biology, Anatomy and
Microbiology classes building, built in 1994. There
also are a few cadaver labs. The nursing and math
department occupy the top two wings.
Housing- The East Residence Hall was built in 1989
and Cummins Hall in 200 1 . Each offers an entertain-
ment center, laundry room and lobby area. The East
Hall is co-ed by floor and Cummins is female only.
The West Hall is male only. There are also eight
apartment buildings available.
Agriculture Facility- This accounts
for three-fourths of the land on the
main campus. A feature is the com-
plex barn built in 1920. The main
building was built in 1992.
500 building- This is the location for
the Physical Education Program and
Athletic Department. This building
was built in 1967 and later remod-
eled in 1983. Inside is the gym, a.k.a.
The Power Plant.
A t right- The Student Union. A place to eat,
greet and be happy. Students can eat here and
relax in the lounge areas.
200 building- This building holds the Chemistry
department, Secretarial Center and Information
Services Center. It was built in 1967.
800 building- This building was built in 1967. Upper
levels are the CAD drafting, CNC and Robotics
departments. The lower level is the Administration of
300 building- Built in 1967 and remodeled in 1992.
This building houses the Welding and Art depart-
400 building- This building was built in 1967 and
updated in 1992. It houses the Auto Body and Auto
Walking onto a campus (Andover)
that I have never been on was quite a
different experience. Walking into the
front office of the 400 building, it
smelled like freshly painted walls and
new carpet. The people were nice
and offered me assistance immedi-
ately. They then called Glenn
Lygrisse, pictured on page 23, direc-
tor of onsite advising, to give me a
tour of the campus. He explained the
many new rooms to me. The student
break room is taking over the old
bookstore and will be put into place
by next semester and the old break
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room will be split into different
rooms for the advisors. In the 5000
building a new bookstore is offered
that also contains clothing and
very stark white walls. The book-
store before remodeling was 900
square feet and has now grown to
3,400 square feet. The only con-
struction left to finish is room 429
in the 400 building.
WhafS in Store. (Top) The outside
of Bear Necessities invites students to
come in and enjoy. (Left) Inside, students
are given choices to rival any restaurant.
Along with the regular menu, students
can choose from the ever changing spe-
Story and Photos
By Matt Hgbn
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You probably think all cafeteria
food is the same. The hard, crusty,
yet gelatinous mystery food they
Well it's not that bad at Butler's
cafeteria, but most people haven't
given it a chance. OK. . .fine by
me, but you don't have to waste all
your money and clog your arteries
with fast food.
Three years ago, Butler's board
members decided the students
could use an alter-
the students to be
able to eat cheaply
without the stigma
of the cafeteria
food myth. The
board decided the
best way to
accomplish this was to create a
Well, that's what they did.
They picked an area near the cafe
teria and created a menu with a
variety of foods which would
appeal to students.
the job of
This duty went
to Jay Menze,
who had the
in mind, Carol
referred to by
"Momma K"). She had started her
food career in a cafeteria and later
changed to bakery work.
She had the experience and
people skills which would be
needed for this kind of endeavor.
Happy Halloween! Mindy (left) and Carol
(right) dress themselves and Bear Necessities in
Halloween gear. This is a regular tradition they
have kept up. The festive food is for the Faculty/
Student Appreciation Day.
"I try to have a
I'm not going to
let anyone go
Powell gladly took the position and
began putting her ideas into effect.
One of the first things she did
was to make a second menu which
had some smaller, even more
affordable menu items on it. For
those days when all you have is
two or three
dollars, you can
still get a tuna
chili pie or even
job all week by
herself. She has an excellent crew
to help her. Mindy Cleverly, Tina
Harris and Harris' son Kristopher
Pittman are there smiling and serv-
So now everything was ready,
but what to name it? Considering
this whole ordeal was for the stu-
dents, why not let them decide?
The board held a contest for the
name which produced many excel-
lent ideas. The board, after much
deliberation, decided on the name
'Bear Necessities,' contributed by
The pun is proudly placed on
the overhang which was acquired
and placed last year.
The school has the right to be
proud of its alternative food effort.
Not only does 'Bear Necessities'
do an excellent job of catering to
the students, they hire out.
Powell and her crew cater to
events on and around the college
Getting More At EduCare
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Butler is one of few colleges that has its own day-
care on campus. The EduCare center is a nationally
accredited facility that has more to offer than you
would expect. EduCare doesn't just stop at infants and
toddlers, it also has its own preschool and kinder-
garten classes and college classes.
Sue Sommers is the EduCare Administrator as well
as the coordinator of the Early Childhood Degree
Program. Sommers wanted to start this program
because she believed that people just didn't realize
how important the first five years of a child's life is.
Sommers isn't alone in her quest to educate; she is
supported by a strong staff of highly trained teachers.
All the teachers act together by helping each other
strengthen their ways of teaching, which is how
EduCare accomplished becoming accredited on Oct.
24, 2001. Since then, the teachers have been striving
to make their facility even better.
"The best part of my job is if we don't see what we
want in the lab, we work together to achieve it," says
To improve the program, they have also started
keeping photo documentation of the children along
with samples of their work. The photo documentation
consists of pictures of the kids from class activities
and field trips. A child's progress is recorded by work
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samples and documentation of verbal interaction.
EduCare workers firmly believe in teaching
diffrent cultures to the children. Introducing children
to different holidays and traditions at a young age
provides them with better understanding as they grow.
To introduce the children into new cultures, the
instructors include multiculture aspects by incorporat-
ing them into everyday curriculum.
EduCare may sound like every other daycare, but
they have more than seven years of experience under
their belt. Teachers have learned that keeping social
development as a priority will leave a lasting impres-
sion. EduCare 's main goals are to teach children to
solve their problems, develop social skills, and
enhance their math, science, language and pre-read-
ing skills. The staff has also noticed that most of the
children do not experience separation anxiety.
"The kids are excited to be here," Sommers says.
EduCare 's child-focused curriculum has played a
leading role in the center's success on campus.
"Our college teaching program and our center are
totally integrated... we 're in the same area and we
teach similar methods."
"With the center being on campus, it allows the
children to interact with events on campus. For
example, the kids got to join in practices with the
Headliners as well as sit in the audience during dress
But what has really helped EduCare succeed is the
strong support by both the school and the Board of
"We are pleased with the support given by the col-
lege... we are very fortunate to be supported as well as
we are," Sommers says.
Starting young, these
two kids practice
their motor skills on
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With a little help, Tanner Blaske breaks an
egg for his class's pumpkin pie. Baking a pie
is an annual tradition this class participates
ZZZZZZ Cameron Pirttle takes full
advantage of his afternoon nap. Every after-
noon, the kids are put down for a nap.
EXPANDING HORIZONS This
painting is displayed by the entrance of the
center. It displays children from several dif-
ferent cultures. EduCare staff believes intro-
ducing children to different cultures at a
young age helps expand a child's perceptions
HI!! Camden Carter sits in his stroller
and waves hello as he watches the other kids
play outside. EduCare staff creates a happy
environment the kids enjoy.
A Little History of Butler Sports Programs
Pays close attention - Brian eius,
Detroit, Mich, redshirt freshman, contributes
to the young Grizzly basketball team.
Many athletes have come to Butler to play
sports and get an education. Over the last 20
years Butler has been known for its strong
sports program and the number of athletes they
have sent to the next level.
A lot of these players come from all over the
United States to get their academics together
and go on to play at a Division I school.
The football program has won three national
championships and many conference champi-
onships. They get some of their players from
the South, where football is huge.
When you produce players like Rudi
Johnson, who plays for the Cincinnati Bengals,
Kwame Lassiter, who plays for San Diego
Chargers, Willie Blade, Ronald McClendon of
Ole Miss and Daniel Cobb of Auburn, to name
just a few, you can see the impact Butler foot-
ball has all over the country.
If you look at this year's team, several key players
are from out of state. Players like David Irons, Lee
Foliaki, Greg Wilkerson, Brian Murph and Jeremy
Mincey are talented team members who will leave
this program and play Division I football.
" I came to Butler because it has so much success
as a football program and I wanted to be part of that,"
The basketball program also has a lot of talent
from all over as well. Most of the players that come
to play for the Grizzlies are from Midwest cities like
Chicago, Detroit and the Kansas City area.
Even though the basketball program doesn't have
any national titles, they are always a contender for a
Some of the players that came through Butler
before they went on to play high major basketball or
professional ball are Lee Nailon, who plays for the
Atlanta Hawks; Herbert Jones, who played for the
1992 Cincinnati Bearcats Final Four team; Kasib
Powell, who played for Bob Knight at Texas Tech; and
James Peters, who played for the University of
Nevada - Las Vegas.
the game -
Savannah, Ga., is a
key player for the
on Grizzly football
Track and field is another sport
that Butler has seen a lot of success
from over the years.
The track program has finished in
j the top five nationally numerous
times and also had some
wonderful track runners.
Most of the track runners that
come to Butler not only come from
all over the U.S., but from different
Simon Ngata, who broke all kinds
of records while he was at Butler, is
a runner that head coach Kirk Hunter
will not forget about.
Ngata, who now runs for the
University of Georgia, is trying to
become a standout there as well.
Bradford Williams, who was an
All-American in the shot-put, also
left Butler with many records.
Another star athlete was runner
Butch Reynolds who won the gold
medal in the 1988 Olympics in the
This year's track team is loaded
with a lot of talent on the women's
and men's side. Frankie Humphrey,
freshman from Columbia, Mo., and
Cyrus Wakaba, Kenya freshman, are
runners we should look for.
The baseball program also has its
share of talent from all over the U.S.
Over the years they have also won
many conference and regional cham-
Since 1984, the baseball program
has had 22 academic Ail-Americans,
five All- Americans and 78
Division I players.
There have also been 38 players
who have been drafted by Major
As you can plainly see, a lot of
star athletes have come out of
Butler and have succeeded in their
You will continue to see ath-
letes from all over the country
coming to this small town in
Kansas because this is a place you
can reach great success.
Watch for a future "Grizzly"
article detailing the success over
the years of other sports pro-
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by Andrew Keeling
Butler athletes supporting
their OWn - Baseball players Troy
Baird, Carbondale freshman, and Kris
McDonald, Tulsa freshman, support
the Butler basketball team.
The hits keep coming for
Comeback. Here 's a dramatic scene from Butler's comeback win over Coffeyville during the regular season, as seen through the cam-
era used by Sports Media student Jeremy Costello. This is Jimmie Beard , Memphis, Tenn. freshman, snagging a touchdown pass to help
the Grizzlies rally. No. J Butler was down 28-3 in the game and won 29-28. In the playoffs, Butler once again came back from a 31-3
halftime deficit to edge Coffeyville, 45-38. Butler plays Dixie, Utah in the Dixie Rotary Bowl on Dec. 6 for the national title.
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Butler iirst semester sports
A Blaz'mg FirSt Semester. Clockwise from top: Butler defensive
back John Jordan, Junction City sophomore, stops Independence Pirate Allan
Patrick in Jayhawk Conference playoff game here. Patrick is listed as a defen-
sive back but the Pirates were switching players back and forth during the
game. Jordan helped his team to a 64-6 victory. Nick Buche, freshman from
Wichita, dressed in a Grizzly outfit for a booth at the annual Chili Cook-off for
Homecoming. Grizzly wide receiver Sean Hammons, Olathe sophomore, has
to act as a defender in yet another tense game against Coffeyville, which was
ranked No. 2 in the nation at that time. Here s the winner of the Spirit Award
for a Chili Cook-off booth, the First National Bank entry. They were dressed
like nearsighted referees. Soccer enjoyed a stellar season as they went 16-4
overall and won the Jayhawk Conference. There were many contributors,
including defender Robin Heller, Newton freshman (no. 7), here stopping a
Dodge City opponent in a Butler win. And Medguerline Dorcin, Wichita sopho-
more, working hard during the team s match against Dodge City. She had two
goals in the 3-1 victory. The cons test clinched the conference title for Butler.
Photos by Jeremy Costello
and Michael Swan
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